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Prosumption Architecture: The Decentralisation of Architectural Agency as an Economic Imperative

Prosumption Architecture: The Decentralisation of Architectural Agency as an Economic Imperative

The line between the consumers and producers of commercial objects is increasingly becoming blurred in the 21st century. As an economic imperative for consumer participation is quickly emerging, more than ever before businesses are turning to consumers to guide their creative decisions. Crucially this could begin to have a significant impact on the way that cities and their commercial architecture...

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The Rise of Immortal Artists

The Rise of Immortal Artists

“People ask, what will we do once all the “jobs” are all shipped overseas or made redundant by technology. We. Will. Create.” – Rick Knight

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Adapting to an Aging Workforce

The Stanford Center on Longevity, with the support of Marsh & McLennan Companies, convened a conference in April 2013 to launch a conversation about how employers might adapt to the aging workforce.

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Abundance at the Bottom: Algae Based Nutritional Supplement and Sustainable Bio-Fuel Production

Abundance at the Bottom: Algae Based Nutritional Supplement and Sustainable Bio-Fuel Production

While these technologies have been utilized for decades on a stand-alone basis, we will be the first to integrate them together so that the byproducts of each process become key inputs for the next. The total system is able to provide entire communities with ultra-clean burning ethanol cooking fuel, renewable electricity for area clinics, schools, shops/businesses and homes, high-protein animal ...

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The Anitar relates to EVERYTHING

The Anitar relates to EVERYTHING

Computers are supposed to help us each to do more than what we could do before. I’m working on that. Someone once asked me when I thought it would be possible for a single author to create an epic like “Doctor Zhivago” — the movie, not just the book. My response was that it’s now or never! If we want to pursue this type of deep authorship, it’s up to us to pursue the tools to give us that power. O...

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Invited Essay — Future of Work: Musical Performance in Virtual Reality

Invited Essay — Future of Work: Musical Performance in Virtual Reality

Today's guest post continues our theme on the Future of Work in a somewhat different direction: the performing arts and music. The rise of digital music and music sharing has challenged the existing economics of the music business. And at the same time these very technologies offer artists new ways to connect with fans, customers, and other artists. A shared virtual reality environment present...

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